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A free list of writing conferences and other events for writers. These conferences are listed in alphabetical order by state. Conferences outside of the United States, including events held/offered at multiple locations, are listed at the bottom.

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Title: Todos Santos Writers Workshop
State: Baja California Sur, Mexico
Registration Due: Due by 11/30/15. Register by 9/30/15 for $50 off.
Conf. Dates:1/24/2016 - 1/30/2016
Info:A 5-day intensive workshop for writers at all levels, focusing on Fiction, Non-fiction, and Memoir, plus guest writers, agents, and seminars in a "Pueblo Magico" by the sea. Faculty includes Gordon Chaplin (memoirist/novelist) Jeanne McCulloch (editor), Rex Weiner (journalist) and Jonathan Penner, (novelist).
URL: Todos Santos Writers Workshop

Title: The Writing Salon
State: California
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:11/4/2014 - 12/1/2015
Info:Various classes. See site for more details. Creative Writing Classes — Serving the Bay Area — Fiction, Non-Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction (Personal Essays/Memoirs) Screenwriting, Playwriting, Poetry, Children's Books, Travel Writing, Food Writing, Marketing and Publishing and more
URL: The Writing Salon

Title: Napa Valley Writers' Conference
State: California
Registration Due: Priority deadline: March 16, Rolling thereafter.
Conf. Dates:7/26/2015 - 7/31/2015
Info:For 35 years, we've offered intimate poetry and fiction workshops with a focus on fellowship and craft, amidst the hills and vineyards of Northern California's Wine Country.
URL: Napa Valley Writers' Conference

Title: Write Your Memoir Retreat 2015
State: CT
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:10/2/2015 - 1/4/2015
Info:Geared to both experienced and emerging memoir writers, the weekend includes: 15 minute mentoring sessions with an instructor to discuss your individual writing. Specific instruction and writing exercises to help you progress with your memoir. Workshop and discussion of your work.
URL: Write Your Memoir Retreat 2015

Title: 18th Annual Writing and Creativity Retreat For Women
State: ME
Registration Due: Early Registration Ends June 1, Save $200
Conf. Dates:9/27/2015 - 10/7/2015
Info:Write and explore your creativity overlooking the rocky Maine coast in Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park. Our day flows in a magical rhythm that rises from this soulful land, the rocks, the sea and the air. Through our writing, our circle work and sharing meals that are culinary delights, we slough off our outer world self and enter the timeless, creative space within. Here we meet our unfettered creative self-perhaps for the first time!
URL: 18th Annual Writing and Creativity Retreat For Women

Title: Millay Colony for the Arts
State: New York
Registration Due: 10/1/14 and 3/1/15
Conf. Dates:4/1/2015 - 11/1/2015
Info:Millay Colony offers 2 week to 1 month residencies to those who go through our selection process. Residencies include room, studio, and meals at no cost to the writer.
URL: Millay Colony for the Arts

Title: HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers by Hippocampus Magazine
State: PA
Registration Due: July 15, 2015 - (Early-Bird Ends May 15)
Conf. Dates:8/7/2015 - 8/9/2015
URL: HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers by Hippocampus Magazine

Title: American Christian Fiction Writers
State: SC
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:3/16/2015 - 3/16/2016
Info:The South Carolina Chapter of American Fiction Writers meets the fourth Saturday of each month from 2:00-5:00PM at North Anderson Baptist Church, 2308 N. Main Street, Anderson, South Carolina. Visitors are welcome. The meetings consist of a speaker on various writing subjects, then a manuscript critique session and a great opportunity to network with other writers.
URL: American Christian Fiction Writers

Title: The Virginia Writers Club 5th Annual Writers Symposium,
State: Virginia
Registration Due: 7/10/15 (early bird), 7/29/15 (regular)
Conf. Dates:8/1/2015 - 8/1/2015
Info:The VWC 5th Annual Writers Symposium: Navigating Your Writing Life: Balancing Craft and Business, focuses this year on both the craft and business of being a writer. Best-selling author Sharyn McCrumb will offer writing insights as this year’s keynote speaker.
URL: Virginia Writers Club Annual Symposium

A free list of writing conferences for creative writers, complied and updated regularly by Writer’s Relief. Find a writers conference near you with this list of events for writers organized by state and date. With our list, you can find conferences that have various focuses: conferences for poets, novelists, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, Christian writers, Jewish writers, and more. Some conferences are organized around a central genre, such as literary writing, commercial writing, romance, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, crime, and more. Other writers conferences are geared toward a certain level of writer: some are exclusive and only for the best writers and others are open to writers who are new to the craft. At a writing conference, you’ll meet literary agents, editors, speakers, presenters, and other writers who share your passion. A writing conference is about learning to be a better writer and about learning the business of writing. We hope you’ll enjoy our free writing conference list and pass it along to your writer friends!

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